Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Portland Terminal Railroad Company, 65879-65880 [E6-18883]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 217 / Thursday, November 9, 2006 / Notices The meeting will be held at: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024. ADDRESSES: Erik Takhounts, Ph.D., Office of Applied Vehicle Safety Research, Human Injury Research Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone number (202) 366– 4737; E-mail Erik.Takhounts@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: With head and brain injury still a major factor in frontal crashes, NHTSA has identified a need to determine specific injury mechanisms and create more predictive injury criteria. The chief purpose of this Symposium is to hear the opinions, on an individual basis, of experts on short-, mid-, and long-term research efforts that may be relevant to the establishment of advanced brain/head injury criteria. 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To the extent time permits, the public may make statements during the meeting, and file written statements with NHTSA for its consideration. The meeting will be held at a site accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who require accommodations such as sign language interpreters should contact Erik Takhounts by February 1, 2007. An agenda will be posted on NHTSA’s Web site at: http:// www.nhtsa.dot.gov and placed in the meeting docket at a later date. Meeting minutes and other information received by NHTSA at the Symposium also will be available on NHTSA’s Web site and in the meeting docket. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Nov 08, 2006 Jkt 211001 Issued on: November 2, 2006. Joseph N. Kanianthra, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research. [FR Doc. E6–18919 Filed 11–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34913] Genesee & Wyoming Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc. Surface Transportation Board. Notice of exemption. AGENCY: ACTION: The Board grants an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323–25 for Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI), a noncarrier, to continue in control of Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc. (CBRR), upon CBRR’s becoming a rail carrier in a related transaction involving the acquisition and operation of certain rail assets of H&S Railroad Company, Inc., and Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc., Class III rail carriers,1 subject to labor protective conditions. GWI is a holding company that directly or indirectly controls one Class II rail carrier and 23 operating Class III rail carriers. The rail assets acquired by CBRR in the related transaction connect with the rail line of an operating Class III rail carrier controlled by GWI. DATES: This exemption will be effective on November 24, 2006. Petitions to stay must be filed by November 20, 2006. Petitions to reopen must be filed by December 4, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34913, to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, send one copy of pleadings to Kevin M. Sheys, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, 1601 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Ziembicki, (202) 565–1604 [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in SUMMARY: 1 See Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc.— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Certain Assets of H&S Railroad Company, Inc., and Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 34912 (STB served Sept. 15, 2006). PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65879 the Board’s decision. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, email or call: ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706; e-mail asapdc@verizon.net; telephone (202) 306–4004. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 1–800–877–8339]. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: November 1, 2006. By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Buttrey. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–19039 Filed 11–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34946] Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Portland Terminal Railroad Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement, Portland Terminal Railroad Company (PTRR) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to Portland & Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), extending between milepost 0.91 on BNSF Railway Company’s (BNSF) Fallbridge Subdivision and milepost 0.0 on Union Pacific Railroad Company’s (UP) Portland Subdivision, all located near Union Station in Portland, OR, a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after October 30, 2006, and the temporary trackage rights are scheduled to expire on December 30, 2006. This transaction is related to two concurrently filed notices of exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 34944, Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company, and STB Finance Docket No. 34945, Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company. In STB Finance Docket No. 34944, BNSF has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to PNWR over a 3.6-mile line of railroad extending from the facilities of the Portland Terminal Railroad Company at Portland, OR, to Willbridge, OR, on (a) BNSF main track #1 between milepost 0.69 and milepost 4.32 and (b) BNSF E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 65880 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 217 / Thursday, November 9, 2006 / Notices main track #2 between milepost 0.91 and milepost 4.25 (including use of the crossover). In STB Finance Docket No. 34945, UP has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to PNWR over a 50-mile line of railroad extending between UP milepost 0.0 on the Portland Subdivision at Portland, OR, and milepost 720.9 on UP’s Brooklyn Subdivision at Labish, OR. The trackage rights in these proceedings will connect to make a continuous detour route between Willbridge and Labish, OR, that will allow PNWR to continue to handle traffic while its line is undergoing rehabilitation and reconstruction. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.— Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34946, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C., Four Penn Center Plaza, Suite 200, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103–2808. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Decided: November 1, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–18883 Filed 11–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Nov 08, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34945] Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to Portland & Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), extending between UP milepost 0.0 on the Portland Subdivision at Portland, OR, and UP milepost 720.9 on the Brooklyn Subdivision at Labish, OR, a distance of approximately 50 miles. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after October 30, 2006, and the temporary trackage rights are scheduled to expire on December 30, 2006. This transaction is related to two concurrently filed notices of exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 34944, Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company, and STB Finance Docket No. 34946, Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Portland Terminal Railroad Company. In STB Finance Docket No. 34944, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to PNWR over a 3.6-mile line of railroad extending from the facilities of the Portland Terminal Railroad Company at Portland, OR, to Willbridge, OR, on (a) BNSF main track #1 between milepost 0.69 and milepost 4.32 and (b) BNSF main track #2 between milepost 0.91 and milepost 4.25 (including use of the crossover). In STB Finance Docket No. 34946, Portland Terminal Railroad Company has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to PNWR over a 1.5-mile line of railroad extending between milepost 0.91 on BNSF’s Fallbridge Subdivision and milepost 0.0 on UP’s Portland Subdivision, all located near Union Station in Portland, OR. The trackage rights in these proceedings will connect to make a continuous detour route between Willbridge and Labish, OR, that will allow PNWR to continue to handle traffic while its line is undergoing rehabilitation and reconstruction. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.— Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34945, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C., Four Penn Center Plaza, Suite 200, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103–2808. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: November 1, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–18863 Filed 11–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–290 (Sub-No. 284X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption-in Kalamazoo County, MI Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 1.4-mile line of railroad between milepost CQ 41.3, and milepost CQ 42.7, located in Parchment, Kalamazoo County, MI. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 49004 and includes the former station of Parchment. NSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Board or with any U.S. District Court or E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-18883]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34946]


Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.--Temporary Trackage Rights 
Exemption--Portland Terminal Railroad Company

    Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement, Portland Terminal 
Railroad Company (PTRR) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage 
rights to Portland & Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), extending between 
milepost 0.91 on BNSF Railway Company's (BNSF) Fallbridge Subdivision 
and milepost 0.0 on Union Pacific Railroad Company's (UP) Portland 
Subdivision, all located near Union Station in Portland, OR, a distance 
of approximately 1.5 miles.
    The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after October 
30, 2006, and the temporary trackage rights are scheduled to expire on 
December 30, 2006.
    This transaction is related to two concurrently filed notices of 
exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 34944, Portland & Western Railroad, 
Inc.--Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption--BNSF Railway Company, and 
STB Finance Docket No. 34945, Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.--
Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption--Union Pacific Railroad Company. In 
STB Finance Docket No. 34944, BNSF has agreed to grant temporary 
overhead trackage rights to PNWR over a 3.6-mile line of railroad 
extending from the facilities of the Portland Terminal Railroad Company 
at Portland, OR, to Willbridge, OR, on (a) BNSF main track 1 
between milepost 0.69 and milepost 4.32 and (b) BNSF

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main track 2 between milepost 0.91 and milepost 4.25 
(including use of the crossover). In STB Finance Docket No. 34945, UP 
has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to PNWR over a 
50-mile line of railroad extending between UP milepost 0.0 on the 
Portland Subdivision at Portland, OR, and milepost 720.9 on UP's 
Brooklyn Subdivision at Labish, OR. The trackage rights in these 
proceedings will connect to make a continuous detour route between 
Willbridge and Labish, OR, that will allow PNWR to continue to handle 
traffic while its line is undergoing rehabilitation and reconstruction.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the 
conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.--Trackage Rights--BN, 
354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.--Lease 
and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the 
discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the 
conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.--Abandonment--Goshen, 
360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it contains 
false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. 
Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed 
at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically 
stay the transaction.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34946, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a 
copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Gollatz, Griffin 
& Ewing, P.C., Four Penn Center Plaza, Suite 200, 1600 John F. Kennedy 
Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103-2808.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: November 1, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-18883 Filed 11-8-06; 8:45 am]
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